Caly’s Mermaid Box Card

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly with you today sharing a mermaid box card for the All Things Ocean Challenge using the Mermaid For You set..  This challenge runs through 6/20/21, 11:59pm ET.  There are a few more days to link up your projects and I hope my card today inspires you!

My box card is really easy to construct!  To create the box, you’ll need two panels cut to 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Place these panels, one at a time, into a score board in landscape orientation and score at 1/2″, 1″, 5 1/4”, and 6″. After scoring both panels, you’ll burnish the folds first away from you, then towards you to create a “z”. When the two are put together, the card front and back form a box with the ends sticking out in the center – but we don’t want to adhere these together until the very end.

Once my box was created, I die-cut a window from one panel using the second largest Outside In Stitched Rectangles die.  I masked off the scored areas on the other panel and ink-blended my ocean background using Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks.  I sprayed the panel with some water to give it texture before moving on to coloring my images.  I created an ocean bottom using a piece of cardstock die-cut from a Stitched Hillside Border die and ink-blended it with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks.  To give it texture, I dotted it with Copic markers (listed below).

I stamped and colored images from the Mermaid For You set and a few accessory images from the You Are Sublime set for the ocean floor plants.
Copic marker color combinations:
Reds:  R32, R35, R37, R39
Pinks:  [RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29], [RV10, RV11, R43]
Oranges: [YR31, YR61, YR68], [YR00, YR01, YR02]
Yellows:  YR23, YR24
Greens:  G21, G24, G28
Teals:  BG10, BG11, BG34
Purples:  BV11, BV13, BV17
Warm Grays (Rock):  W1, W3, W6
Cool Grays (Narwhal):  C00, C0, C2, C4
Neutral Grays (Merman):  N4, N6, N8
Skin:  R20, E000, E51, E11
Browns:  E23, E25, E27

Once everything is colored and die-cut, all you have to do is create the scene!  I adhered the narwhal and one of the mermaids to the bottom flap of the bottom, ink-blended panel.  The mermaid is attached with acetate so it fits under the window and it makes her more visible.  My sentiment is embossed in gold in vellum so it doesn’t distract from the colorful background.  At this point, you can adhere the end flaps together – securing the narwhal and mermaid in place and forming your box card.  They move when you lightly pull on the flaps!  It’s so fun. 

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to link up your projects for this Challenge.  Again, you have until 6/20/2021, 11:59PM ET.


Franci’s Fun Porthole View

Our new All Things Ocean challenge is underway! We hope you will join the fun and share your ocean creativity! This challenge will be open until Sunday, June 20 at 11:59PM ET.

Franci created a clever and cute card with You Are Sublime to inspire your creativity!

Using Circle Stackables, Franci created the look of a porthole window on this clean and simple design! You could also use our Porthole Frames set to create a similar look. The adorable view through the porthole shows the You Are Sublime scuba diver swimming among brightly colored aquatic critters!

Franci added a simple sentiment stamped with Kiddie Pool ink. The sweet little heart is a charming addition!

Thank you so much for sharing this adorable inspiration with us today, Franci!


We can’t wait to see your “All Things Ocean” projects! Happy Crafting!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 102 – All Things Ocean

Hello Fawnatics Friends! It’s time for a fresh new challenge! This time we want you to use all those ocean themed Lawn Fawn sets to create fun cards and projects! Anything ocean-themed works for this one: underwater, on the water and on the beach!

We invite you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects at the end of this post! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, June 20th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we’ll keep the rules to just a few!

Let’s see how our amazing Design Team was inspired by this new theme!

Franci created a fun underwater scene featuring our Mermaid for You set! She added some whimsy with a sand castle made with Build-A-Castle! The cute puffer fish peeking through the window is from Keep on Swimming.

Samantha incorporated our new Giant Sending Big Hugs sentiment into her beautiful ink-blended ocean scene! She combined Ocean Shell-fie, Fintastic Friends and Life is Good to add all the cute critters!

Our cute Get Well Before ‘n Afters set features this adorable whale! Caly created an underwater scene for her Magic Picture Changer card! She filled in with fishy critters from You Are Sublime and Ocean Shell-fie!

Joyce created a slimline underwater birthday scene! With cute ocean critters from Ocean Shell-fie, You Are Sublime and Mermaid for You it’s quite the party! She used Ocean Wave Stencils to add the fun backdrop and Virtual Friends for the computer and sentiment!

Karin‘s sweet and simple framed design uses Smooth Sailing to depict a lovely day on the water!

Samantha‘s gorgeous glittery ocean is framed by Tropical Backdrop palms and the Hello Border! She added a lighthouse from Life is Good along with the kraken and ship from Lovable Legends to create a mythical scene!

Christy‘s beautiful underwater scene sends a sweet message with Giant Sending Big Hugs! She combined cute aquatic critters from Ocean Shell-fie and Fintastic Friends on a gorgeous inky ocean backdrop!

Jessica‘s beautiful design takes us to the ocean depths on a yellow submarine from You Are Sublime! Watch out for the kraken, he just wants to say happy birthday!

Jenn‘s three cute kitties are enjoying some fun at the beach in her fantastic design! She used Sunrise Backdrop to add the sunshine! She created this happy summer scene with Meow You Doin’, On the Beach and Life is Good!

We will share Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 101 – Travel Destination/Favorite Place tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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